Ski in France

Ski is a great choice for holidays in France. Indeed, this country is well-known for its worldwide famous ski resorts, which all have a very good reputation. is proud to offer you a wide choice of ski properties in France.

The French Alps are just a few hours from the UK, a little bit more if you come from America or Australia. But be that as it may, you will undoubtedly have fun there and enjoy the sun, the slopes, and the wonderful French mountainous landscapes.

Whatever your level in ski, you will find satisfaction in the numerous French ski resorts. Skiing, snowboarding, sledging, walking in the snow, staying in a cosy, warm chalet, tasting the local food such as the delicious tartiflette or drinking hot drinks - just make your choice.


Most Famous French Ski Resorts

As we said before, France is a mecca for ski enthusiasts. There are four major French ski areas: Les Trois Vallées (The Three Valleys), L'Espace Killy (The Espace Killy), Les Portes du soleil and Paradiski.

The Trois Vallées area is one of the biggest ski resorts of the world!

The ski resort Les trois Vallées is located in Savoie, in the Rhône-Alpes region. It includes Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens. Tignes and Val d’Isère ski resorts make up the Espace Killy ski area.

The Portes du soleil ski area is composed of Morzine, Avoriaz, Châtel, Abondance, Les Gets, Champery and Torgon.

The area called Paradiski is split into 5 ski spots: la Plagne, les Arcs, Espace San Bernardo, Chamonix and Armentière. Those important ski resorts are set at the foot of the European highest mountain, Mont Blanc (4807m).

Other ski resorts such as Alpes d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes, located in the Isère departement, are also renowned.

Pyrenees and Andorra ski resorts are good alternatives to the French Alps. Even if the Pyrenean areas are increasingly trendy, they boast smaller resorts and less crowd - that would definitely allow you to take the most of the slopes and reliable snow conditions!

The perfect skier’s check list: skis, poles and ski clothes of course, but also gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen cream and lip balm, ski helmet, thermos, sandwiches, water and camera.

Ski Properties

There are many accommodation options for your skiing holidays in France:

  • chalets or apartments
  • hotels (1 to 5 stars) or Bed&Breakfast
  • camping sites or caravans
  • residences or villas
  • studio flats, hostels

The most common type of accommodation is the ski chalet. There are different kinds of chalets according to the region, the architecture of Rhône-Alpes chalets mais differ from Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur ones for instance.

The price of accommodation depends of course on the kind of housing you are looking for and how many persons you are.

Here follow some average prices for one week accommodation in famous French ski resorts of the Savoie departement.

Chalet in Châtel for 6 persons Apartment in Avoriaz for 4 persons Studio flat in Morzine for 2 persons
Low season €650 €493 €583
Middle season €1,050 €797 €990
High season €2,350 €945 €1,100
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For further information about skiing in France, please read the article about it in our last newsletter.

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